Monday, March 31, 2008

On the Plus Side, the Shinginko Disaster Becomes A Lot Easier to Understand

Words of wisdom from Ishihara Shintarō, governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan District, regarding the loss of road construction financing should the temporary gasoline levy be repealed:


"Because the fiscal resources are going to disappear, other activities are going to grind to halt. As gasoline becomes cheap and people drive more, what are the cars going to drive on? The roads will all come to dead ends. It cannot be helped."
I do not even know where to begin.

Quote courtesy the Asahi Shimbun of March 31, 2008, morning edition, p. 2.

Later - "Anonymous" in comments has a suggestion...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FWIW, i'd go for "it's not much use if the roads come to dead-ends" or something. avoids the possible misreading that ishihara is shrugging his shoulders and accepting the outcome, which he's not.